White Papers/Resources

The Technology Decisions Resource Library contains white papers, eBooks, webcasts, videos and technical papers to help you manage and solve work related problems. Select from a variety of application and technology related subjects, supplied by market-leading vendors or written by our editorial team.

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User-based licensing for endpoint protection and BYOD: five reasons why you should license by employee, not devices

Supplied by Webroot International Limited on 07 May, 2013

IT managers and security professionals don’t spend much time thinking about software licensing but sometimes a smarter licensing plan can simplify administration, reduce costs and improve security. A new model for endpoint and mobile device protection that licenses software by employee rather than by device is discussed here. Download this paper now. 


Delivering a secure mobile future

Supplied by Webroot International Limited on 07 May, 2013

The mobile internet revolution has truly arrived and is starting to deliver on the anytime and anywhere access that lets us take more control over our time and lives. By us demanding to use mobile technology in the workplace, IT has been left scrambling to develop mobile policies and understand how to secure all of the confidential information that will now be held on our personal mobile devices.

This paper addresses the BYOD phenomenon. 


Bandwidth bandits

Supplied by Symantec on 01 May, 2013

Internet bandwidth is a finite and expensive resource so we should protect it from spammers, hackers and time wasters. This paper looks at a service to help protect your company’s internet link from malware threats and enforce acceptable use of IT systems. 


Legal compliance in electronic record keeping

Supplied by Symantec on 01 May, 2013

In Australia there is now a complex framework of legislation regulating the retention of information for various purposes. It has never been more important to ensure that an organisation’s records, including emails, are properly managed.

This paper sets out key points to ensure legal compliance.  


The inevitable extinction of PSTs

Supplied by Symantec on 01 May, 2013

IT administrators are responsible for the integrity, security and availability of an organisation’s email platform. Some of the most common threats to mailboxes are viruses and hardware failures, but there is another, often overlooked culprit - PST files. Allowing users to retain email messages in PST files may be a harmful threat to a mailbox’s data.

This paper outlines solutions to address this threat. 


Privileged user activity auditing: the missing link for enterprise compliance and security

Supplied by Centrify Asia Pacific on 18 April, 2013

User activity auditing is the missing element that enterprises require to improve security, speed compliance and drive cost efficiencies. By quickly establishing who performed which action, a complete picture of intentions and impacts can be achieved.

Download this white paper to read about an auditing solution for compliance.  


Stop password sprawl with SaaS single sign-on via active directory

Supplied by Centrify Asia Pacific on 18 April, 2013

Organisations are rushing to SaaS in an effort to move business initiatives along faster than the traditional cycle. But, IT managers are realising that this adoption is part of a larger bring-your-own device trend that is playing a key role.

Download this white paper to look at a new cloud-based architecture that could help. 


Windows least privilege management and beyond

Supplied by Centrify Asia Pacific on 18 April, 2013

Devising an enterprise-wide privilege access scheme for Windows systems is complex. For Windows environments it is critical that organisations establish granular privileges quickly and efficiently to restrict administrative access to only the servers and resources required to perform a necessary job.

A solution to help in delivering secure delegation of privileged access is discussed in this paper.
 


Top ten IT systems management pain points

Supplied by Kaseya on 04 April, 2013

Managing the IT infrastructure for a mid-sized company is a thankless job. People don't always understand the expertise, time and patience required. This white paper presents the top ten IT management pain points and a possible solution for making your life easier.


Ten effective habits of indispensable IT departments

Supplied by Kaseya on 04 April, 2013

It's no secret that responsibilities are growing while budgets continue to shrink. Enact these ten IT habits throughout your IT organisation to help you cut costs, create operational efficiencies and align IT to business goals.


Create the data centre of 2015

Supplied by Hitachi Data Systems on 21 March, 2013

The data centre of 2015 will look very different from the data centre of today. To prepare for the data centre of 2015, organisations must change the way they store, govern and manage data. This paper addresses the steps organisations should take to prepare their data centre for the future. Download now.


Smarter Cloud Storage Solutions: an eGuide

Supplied by IBM Australia Limited on 19 March, 2013

Comprising three white papers from leading analyst firms, this eGuide will help save money and improve the effectiveness of your cloud storage architecture.


Eliminate shortcomings in your cloud architecture with smarter storage

Supplied by IBM Australia Limited on 05 March, 2013

Enterprises are deploying private and hosted clouds to respond faster to business demands for new applications, to improve service levels and to reduce cost across the data centre.


Application fluency for a high-quality user experience

Supplied by Alcatel Lucent on 31 October, 2012

Today the new converged enterprise network must be fluent in a variety of applications to deliver a high-quality, end-user experience. It must be engineered to remove the communications barriers imposed on users by siloed access networks and fragmented network services.


Bring your own device (BYOD): managing the chaos

Supplied by SolarWinds Software Asia Pte Ltd on 31 October, 2012

Enterprise computing is shifting with the diffusion of the BYOD (bring your own device) phenomenon - the latest trend where employees use their own personal devices to access work applications. While this may increase employee satisfaction, it can be a challenge for IT departments.


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